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Building the Armory Bitcoin client for the Raspberry Pi

Armory on the RPi

Building the Armory Bitcoin client for the Raspberry Pi

This is how I got Armory (etotheipi/BitcoinArmory; http://bitcoinarmory.com/) cross-compiled for the Raspberry Pi.

This is a great way to keep an air-gapped offline wallet for only $30 dollars for the RPi (that you can also use for other things; experiment, it's awesome) and $7 for a Class 10 4GB SD card, really easy to keep in a safe and secret place.

Dependencies

On my Ubuntu box, I had to apt-get install these packages. Your mileage may vary.

bison flex texinfo libtool automake libncurses5-dev gperf python-pyopencl git-core build-essential pyqt4-dev-tools swig libqtcore4 libqt4-dev python-qt4 python-dev python-twisted

The cross-compiling toolbox

Chris Boot has an awesome post on how to setup a cross-compiler for the RPi, follow it:

http://www.bootc.net/archives/2012/05/26/how-to-build-a-cross-compiler-for-your-raspberry-pi/

But note that during the menuconfig you have to go into C-compilerAdditional supported languages and enable C++.

If you want, you can skip steps 2 to 14 (the whole menuconfig) of the second block by placing the .config file attached to this gist into the folder where you run ct-ng.

BUILD IT!

Now that you have your arm-unknown-linux-gnueabi-g++ working in your $PATH, clone the Armory repo

git clone git://github.com/etotheipi/BitcoinArmory.git
cd BitcoinArmory

Apply the attached patch to the two Makefiles (a smarter patch might be merged in the repo in the future)

patch -p1 < CXX.patch

And MAKE

CXX=arm-unknown-linux-gnueabi-g++ make

Finally, create a tarball to move to your shiny Raspberry

mkdir -p BitcoinArmoryRPi/img/
cp *.py *.so README LICENSE BitcoinArmoryRPi/
cp img/* BitcoinArmoryRPi/img/
tar cvfz BitcoinArmoryRPi.tar.gz BitcoinArmoryRPi

That's all folks!

Tip jar: 18p7pUqqxPYtDaK3GytdVxdSKZzs25SihS (If you feel to tip me, don't forget to tip also etotheipi, the creator of this awesome client: 1ArmoryXcfq7TnCSuZa9fQjRYwJ4bkRKfv)

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diff --git a/cppForSwig/Makefile b/cppForSwig/Makefile
index d5b4340..2453ffc 100755
--- a/cppForSwig/Makefile
+++ b/cppForSwig/Makefile
@@ -1,9 +1,9 @@
-COMPILER = g++
+COMPILER = $(CXX)
#COMPILER_OPTS = -c -g -Wall -fPIC -D_DEBUG
COMPILER_OPTS = -c -O2 -pipe -fPIC
#**************************************************************************
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OBJS = UniversalTimer.o BinaryData.o FileDataPtr.o BtcUtils.o BlockObj.o BlockUtils.o EncryptionUtils.o libcryptopp.a
@@ -22,7 +22,7 @@ all :
make BlockUtilsTest.out
swig : $(OBJS) CppBlockUtils_wrap.o
- g++ -shared $(LIBRARY_OPTS) $(OBJS) $(STATICPYTHON) CppBlockUtils_wrap.o -o ../_CppBlockUtils.so
+ $(CXX) -shared $(LIBRARY_OPTS) $(OBJS) $(STATICPYTHON) CppBlockUtils_wrap.o -o ../_CppBlockUtils.so
pyrcc4 -o ../qrc_img_resources.py ../imgList.xml
BlockUtilsTest.out : $(OBJS) BlockUtilsTest.cpp
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--- a/cppForSwig/cryptopp/Makefile
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@@ -38,7 +38,7 @@ ifeq ($(UNAME),Darwin)
CXXFLAGS += -arch x86_64 -arch i386
else
#CXXFLAGS += -march=native
-CXXFLAGS += -mtune=generic
+#CXXFLAGS += -mtune=generic
endif
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Language subdirectory: python
Search paths:
./
./swig_lib/python/
/usr/share/swig2.0/python/
./swig_lib/
/usr/share/swig2.0/
Preprocessing...
Starting language-specific parse...
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Processing types...
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BtcUtils.h:63: Warning 402: Only forward declaration 'BinaryData' was found.
C++ analysis...
Generating wrappers...
BlockUtils.h:326: Warning 472: Overloaded method AddressBookEntry::AddressBookEntry(BinaryData) with no explicit typecheck typemap for arg 0 of type 'BinaryData'
BlockUtils.h:378: Warning 472: Overloaded method BtcAddress::BtcAddress(BinaryData) with no explicit typecheck typemap for arg 0 of type 'BinaryData'
BlockUtils.h:378: Warning 472: Overloaded method BtcAddress::BtcAddress(BinaryData) with no explicit typecheck typemap for arg 0 of type 'BinaryData'
BlockUtils.h:378: Warning 472: Overloaded method BtcAddress::BtcAddress(BinaryData) with no explicit typecheck typemap for arg 0 of type 'BinaryData'
BlockUtils.h:378: Warning 472: Overloaded method BtcAddress::BtcAddress(BinaryData) with no explicit typecheck typemap for arg 0 of type 'BinaryData'
BlockUtils.h:378: Warning 472: Overloaded method BtcAddress::BtcAddress(BinaryData) with no explicit typecheck typemap for arg 0 of type 'BinaryData'
BlockUtils.h:414: Warning 509: Overloaded method BtcAddress::addTxIO(TxIOPair &) effectively ignored,
BlockUtils.h:413: Warning 509: as it is shadowed by BtcAddress::addTxIO(TxIOPair *).
BlockUtils.h:413: Warning 509: Overloaded method BtcAddress::addTxIO(TxIOPair *,bool) effectively ignored,
BlockUtils.h:414: Warning 509: as it is shadowed by BtcAddress::addTxIO(TxIOPair &,bool).
BlockUtils.h:459: Warning 472: Overloaded method BtcWallet::addAddress(BinaryData) with no explicit typecheck typemap for arg 1 of type 'BinaryData'
BlockUtils.h:459: Warning 472: Overloaded method BtcWallet::addAddress(BinaryData) with no explicit typecheck typemap for arg 1 of type 'BinaryData'
BlockUtils.h:459: Warning 472: Overloaded method BtcWallet::addAddress(BinaryData) with no explicit typecheck typemap for arg 1 of type 'BinaryData'
BlockUtils.h:459: Warning 472: Overloaded method BtcWallet::addAddress(BinaryData) with no explicit typecheck typemap for arg 1 of type 'BinaryData'
BlockUtils.h:459: Warning 472: Overloaded method BtcWallet::addAddress(BinaryData) with no explicit typecheck typemap for arg 1 of type 'BinaryData'
BtcUtils.h:956: Warning 472: Overloaded method BtcUtils::verifyProofOfWork(BinaryDataRef,BinaryDataRef) with no explicit typecheck typemap for arg 0 of type 'BinaryData'
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Thanks for the great tutorial. Is there any specific version of Armory you did this for? With the latest one of the git repo (2013-01-15), I got stuck at the following. Any ideas? Cheers,

Rutger

[ rvhaas stark ~/raspberrypi/armory-crosscompile/BitcoinArmory ] CXX=arm-unknown-linux-gnueabi-g++ make

cd cppForSwig; make swig
make[1]: Entering directory /home/rvhaas/virtualisation/raspberrypi/armory-crosscompile/BitcoinArmory/cppForSwig' arm-unknown-linux-gnueabi-g++ -I"/usr/include/pythonpython -c 'import sys; print str(sys.version_info[0]) + "." + str(sys.version_info[1])'" -c -O2 -pipe -fPIC -Icryptopp -DUSE_CRYPTOPP -D__STDC_LIMIT_MACROS -lpthread CppBlockUtils_wrap.cxx In file included from /usr/include/python2.7/Python.h:58:0, from CppBlockUtils_wrap.cxx:151: /usr/include/python2.7/pyport.h:849:2: error: #error "LONG_BIT definition appears wrong for platform (bad gcc/glibc config?)." make[1]: *** [CppBlockUtils_wrap.o] Error 1 make[1]: Leaving directory/home/rvhaas/virtualisation/raspberrypi/armory-crosscompile/BitcoinArmory/cppForSwig'
make: *** [all] Error 2

vhaasteren commented Jan 15, 2013

Thanks for the great tutorial. Is there any specific version of Armory you did this for? With the latest one of the git repo (2013-01-15), I got stuck at the following. Any ideas? Cheers,

Rutger

[ rvhaas stark ~/raspberrypi/armory-crosscompile/BitcoinArmory ] CXX=arm-unknown-linux-gnueabi-g++ make

cd cppForSwig; make swig
make[1]: Entering directory /home/rvhaas/virtualisation/raspberrypi/armory-crosscompile/BitcoinArmory/cppForSwig' arm-unknown-linux-gnueabi-g++ -I"/usr/include/pythonpython -c 'import sys; print str(sys.version_info[0]) + "." + str(sys.version_info[1])'" -c -O2 -pipe -fPIC -Icryptopp -DUSE_CRYPTOPP -D__STDC_LIMIT_MACROS -lpthread CppBlockUtils_wrap.cxx In file included from /usr/include/python2.7/Python.h:58:0, from CppBlockUtils_wrap.cxx:151: /usr/include/python2.7/pyport.h:849:2: error: #error "LONG_BIT definition appears wrong for platform (bad gcc/glibc config?)." make[1]: *** [CppBlockUtils_wrap.o] Error 1 make[1]: Leaving directory/home/rvhaas/virtualisation/raspberrypi/armory-crosscompile/BitcoinArmory/cppForSwig'
make: *** [all] Error 2

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I get all the way to the step where I need to apply the CXX.patch file, then I get this error. I'm using the latest version as of 2013-03-11. Can you help me out, please?

miguel@STORMTROOPER-ubuntu:~/crosstool/armory/BitcoinArmory$ patch -p1 < CXX.patch
patching file cppForSwig/Makefile
Hunk #2 FAILED at 22.
1 out of 2 hunks FAILED -- saving rejects to file cppForSwig/Makefile.rej
patching file cppForSwig/cryptopp/Makefile
patch unexpectedly ends in middle of line

miguelp95 commented Mar 11, 2013

I get all the way to the step where I need to apply the CXX.patch file, then I get this error. I'm using the latest version as of 2013-03-11. Can you help me out, please?

miguel@STORMTROOPER-ubuntu:~/crosstool/armory/BitcoinArmory$ patch -p1 < CXX.patch
patching file cppForSwig/Makefile
Hunk #2 FAILED at 22.
1 out of 2 hunks FAILED -- saving rejects to file cppForSwig/Makefile.rej
patching file cppForSwig/cryptopp/Makefile
patch unexpectedly ends in middle of line

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I am on the last step of setting up my crossbuild, "ct-ng build" but I am receiving the error:

[ERROR] Build failed in step ''
[ERROR] Error happened in '/opt/cross/lib/ct-ng-1.9.3/scripts/functions' in function 'CT_DoExecLog' (line unknown, sorry)
[ERROR] called from '/opt/cross/lib/ct-ng-1.9.3/scripts/crosstool-NG.sh' at line # 248 in function 'main'
[ERROR] Look at '' for more info on this error.
[ERROR](elapsed: 0:00.37)
[00:01] / make: *** [build] Error 1

Any idea what could be causing this?

mr-e- commented Jul 27, 2013

I am on the last step of setting up my crossbuild, "ct-ng build" but I am receiving the error:

[ERROR] Build failed in step ''
[ERROR] Error happened in '/opt/cross/lib/ct-ng-1.9.3/scripts/functions' in function 'CT_DoExecLog' (line unknown, sorry)
[ERROR] called from '/opt/cross/lib/ct-ng-1.9.3/scripts/crosstool-NG.sh' at line # 248 in function 'main'
[ERROR] Look at '' for more info on this error.
[ERROR](elapsed: 0:00.37)
[00:01] / make: *** [build] Error 1

Any idea what could be causing this?

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@R3AP3R @walruscode @vhaasteren I've compiled Bitcoin Armory 0.88 for Raspbian and made it available for download on http://coldpi.com

orweinberger commented Dec 29, 2013

@R3AP3R @walruscode @vhaasteren I've compiled Bitcoin Armory 0.88 for Raspbian and made it available for download on http://coldpi.com

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